STAR & MICEY – I Can’t Wait

Album: I Can't Wait

Artist: Star & Micey

Label: Ardent

Release Date: October 16, 2012

Star and Micey

www.ardentmusic.com

BY LEE ZIMMERMAN

It’s anyone’s guess as to how they came up with their, um, unusual handle, but Star & Micey’s music belies any hint of the comic book craziness that the name might imply. This belated follow-up to their 2009 debut offers only four songs, but with them, the trio – Joshua Cosby, Nick Redmond and Geoff Smith, aided and abetted by special guests Dennis Herring and Big Star’s Jody Stephens – prove wildly eclectic, even in the expanse of their generally giddy template.

It’s not enough that I Can’t Wait effectively begins with the hushed, churning introspection implied by “No Pets Allowed” and ends up with the rousing, triumphant sweep of “I Can’t Wait”; even within the space of the same song — “Soul Stormin’” specifically — the music takes a sudden turn from its heavenly, choir-like prelude to a genuinely sprightly set-up. So while the name may be odd and offbeat, the music proves equally as off-kilter. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing at all.

DOWNLOAD “No Pets Allowed,” “I Can’t Wait”

Leave a Reply